LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Meeting & EXPO
Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino:
June 11 - June 13, 2019

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With LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Meeting & EXPO right around the corner, now is the time to prepare. 

Hotel Rooms
Your HOTEL ROOM for LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Meeting & EXPO 2019 is ready to be booked

Call-In  Room Reservations: (888) 516-2215 (8 a.m. - 2 a.m. EST seven days a week)
Group name: LeadingAge New Jersey 2019
Group code: SC06LA9

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Sponsorship Opportunities

LeadingAge New Jersey's Annual Meeting and EXPO is the premier event for mission driven providers of high quality health care, housing and services for seniors. Our members come to our annual meeting to find life changing products & services for their residents and clients and we connect you face to face with senior level leaders who purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars of goods and services annually.

For more details, view the 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities file:  Sponsorship Opportunities 2019

For more information on the event view the:  
2019 Exhibitor Prospectus

News & Updates
Influenza Season Continues with an
Increase in Influenza A(H3N2) Activity

CDC reminds clinicians to have a high suspicion for influenza and
recommends rapid antiviral treatment of high-risk patients with suspected

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this health advisory to notify clinicians
that influenza activity remains high in the United States, with an increasing proportion of activity due to
influenza A(H3N2) viruses, continued circulation of influenza A(H1N1) viruses, and low levels of influenza
B viruses. Influenza should be considered as a possible diagnosis for patients with respiratory illness
while local influenza activity remains elevated. Because influenza A(H3N2) viruses may be associated
with severe disease in older adults, this health advisory serves as a reminder that early empiric treatment
with influenza antiviral medications is recommended for hospitalized and high-risk patients, especially
those 65 years and older. Antiviral treatment should be started as soon as possible after illness onset and
should not wait for laboratory confirmation.

For the CDC Official Health Advisory visit: 


LeadingAge members had a unique opportunity to discover and experience the Signify (formerly Phillips) Lighting Application Center earlier this week.
Sponsored by Service Lamp, this interactive experience helped us understand today's lighting opportunities and the impacts of light and color. 

  • Assistant Administrator- Skilled Nursing Services
  • Maintenance
  • Director of Social Services
  • Executive Director (CEO) Opportunities
  • Retirement Sales Counselor
For more information, contact  A my Greenbau m, Association Services Coordinator  at 
AGreenbaum@leadingagenj.org or call the LeadingAge New Jersey office at (609) 452-1161.  
Policy & Advocacy
We are your voice, advocating for you collectively and individually.  Our goal is to ensure that our members' best interests are advanced at all levels of government.  
SFY 2020 State Budget Assembly
On 3/27/2019 LeadingAge New Jersey President and CEO James McCracken testified to the Assembly Budget Commities and stated that NewJersey's Medicaid shortfall ranks 47th in the nation for receiving the necessary funding for quality care. The average daily cost of skilled nursing care in 2017 was $256 a day while the average Medicaid rate was $209, a loss of $47 a day.

Earned Sick Leave, Equal Pay, and most notably the increase in Minimum Wage have resulted in increased operating costs for our members. Long-term care providers who rely on government funding are struggling with serious financial challenges and are facing an insolvency crisis. Minimum wage alone is estimated to cost skilled nursing providers $30 to $35 million for every $1 increase in the minimum wage and assisted living providers between $3.5 and $4.1 million for every $1 increase.

As a result, Mr. McCracken is meeting with individual legislatures over the coming months asking for increased funding for senior living providers. He will also encourage the legislature to pass A3846/S2470 which calls for a comprehensive rate study of NJ's Medicaid long term care program. It will also be requested that an additional $15 million be allocated in the state budget for nursing facilities and $2 million for assisted living residences to off set minimum wage costs and add an additional $5.25 million in state funding for nursing facility and assisted living Medicaid reimbursement for the SFY2020 budget to compensate for the cost of caring for elderly patients.
We will release updates as they becomes available.